Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

2015 Festival of Faiths

The third annual Indy Festival of Faiths took place on August 30, 2015. Its theme: Wedding ceremonies across religious traditions.


Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors

June 19th — How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?


Don’t miss the Early Bird registration for the Festival of Faiths

What a difference a day makes. If you register your group to exhibit at the Indy Festival of Faiths before August 10, it will cost $75. Register after August 10, it will cost $100.


New activities your children can expect at Youth Summer Camp — Marian University’s EcoLab

We'll be offering some of the favorites from summers past — fishing swimming, language lessons — as well as some new activities. EcoLab is a great start.


“Love, Jordan”: Film Screening and Discussion

"Mental Health is a topic that is close to my heart so when I was approached to create a film around this topic I was all in. Once I was clear on the idea I wrote the script in one night."


What you might have missed: Understanding Differences — The LGBTQ+ Community

Here's what happened at the most recent Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon on May 15. If you missed it, don't spiral into depression! We have another great one on June 19, don't miss it.


Be a sponsor of the 2019 Indy Festival of Faiths

September 22nd will see this year's Indy Festival of Faiths, one of the great days of the year. It doesn't happen without the generosity of our sponsors. Join us!


CIC at the Iftar for Rohingya refugees

Many members of the Center of Cooperation — board members, staff, and Interfaith Enrichment Corps members — were part of the interfaith Iftar for Rohingya refugees May 25th.


OBAT iftar for Rohingya Refugees: The power of interfaith engagement

May 25th saw a powerful display of interfaith service, when Muslim, Jewish and interfaith organizations joined together for a fundraising iftar for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.


“Psychological Effects of Vipassana on Tihar Jail Inmates”

Vipassana has been adopted as a prison reform measure in Tihar Jail, the largest prison in India housing about 9000 prisoners. The main objective of these reforms is to shift the emphasis from a custodial to a correctional approach. This historic development has initiated a more humane approach in dealing with prisoners.


“Trail of Hope and Terror”

The award-winning documentary, Trails of Hope and Terror, tells the stories of people who crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border and the political history that led to their journeys.


Dialogue works! Interfaith Youth Ambassadors continue talking

For young people, a chance a converse with peers of different religious backgrounds can become an end in itself, more than just a way to get a fine certificate and an activity to list on college applications.


Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheons past and future

Participants in the May 15 ICMH luncheon had a great discussion with Jenni White, founding director of Trinity Haven. The next luncheon topic: prison ministries.


What do campers at Youth Summer Camp do?

CIC & Watch Club's Youth Summer Camp has two sessions: July 22-26, and July 29 — August 2. We tell you that it's a great intercultural experience for kids ages 7-12 ... now we'll share some details why.


Service Opportunities at CIC

Join the Interfaith Enrichment Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by CIC. Change the world while you change yourself.


“Faith traditions come together for ‘Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer’ in response to Sri Lanka bombings”

April 25th — The “Solidarity Vigil and Interfaith Prayer” event, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis-based Center for Interfaith Cooperation and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, drew leaders in the city of the Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish and Muslim communities.